Erin McLean Events is a boutique wedding planning + design team specializing in elevated design and exceptional service. Based in North Carolina, We create Southern couture events for the fanciful at heart. Our team of creatives orchestrate seamless and lovely occasions that are true to our clients.

Why YOU need a Day of Wedding Coordinator

Why YOU need a Day of Wedding Coordinator

Every girl dreams of her fairytale wedding, and in those dreams the bride isn’t frantically running around setting up or calling the florist because the flowers are late. A true fairytale wedding usually consists of laughter, bubbles, golden rays of sunshine and moments that are so perfect that they seem to be happening in slow motion. That fairytale dream wedding can be the reality with a day-of wedding coordinator.

Mishaps and mistakes are inevitable, but with a day-of coordinator, they will remain invisible! We can handle any hiccups that may arise and swiftly step in and handle them. With a day-of coordinator you and your family can completely relax and enjoy the beautiful moments without having to sweat the small stuff. Besides us, nobody should feel like they are “working” at your wedding. It allows you, and everyone else to forget the details: it is our job to remember.

With all of the months of planning, you don’t want to leave everything up to chance on the big day. A day-of coordinator will provide the peace of mind that everything will stay on track and that if a problem arises that it will be dealt with on the spot.

We will create a personalized timeline for your day and ensure that things go smoothly, and we will be the liaison for your vendors. This is to guarantee everything goes off without a hitch while you are getting hitched! Vendors tend to have a lot of commitments, so if something is to go awry, we will handle it. Scheduling conflict? Delivery delay? You will never know. Having us around enables everyone to enjoy their time with the peace of mind that someone is taking care of things.

We will be there for set up when the anxiety is building and the butterflies are fluttering, and we will be there to pack up after the butterflies have flown and you’ve had the best night of your life as the new Mrs. We are here for you, behind the scenes to make sure that when you remember your special day, that you remember that it was perfect.

For more details about the difference between a venue coordinator, church coordinator, wedding planner and day-of coordinator, stay tuned for our next post!



Jenn and Ford – Beaufort Wedding Planner

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Garden Wedding- Raleigh Wedding Planner


Margo and Patrick were married this June in a gorgeous garden wedding! I had such a fun time planning with this couple. They are so devoted to each other. The way Patrick makes Margo laugh is so sweet. They are a perfect compliment to each other.

Their ceremony and reception took place at Margo’s childhood home in Louisburg, NC and the two were married with the help of Patrick’s grandfather leading the ceremony. It was such a great day!

I had such a great team of vendors to bring this day together!

Planner and Event Design : Erin McLean Events

Photographer: Cyn Kain Photgraphy

Caterer : Rocky Top Catering

Florist : English Garden

Ceremony Music : NC Wedding Music

Cake : Sweet Memories Bakery

DJ : Steve Stowe with Bunn DJ Company

Hair + Make-up : Makeup for your Day

Invitations: Cute Buttons

Rentals :: Classic Party Rentals
























Patrick’s grandparents celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary. Margo gave her bouquet to them! The two of them danced the whole night with the newlywds!




Thank for literally allowing me in your home! I loved working with ou both!!



Tia’s Wedding Tip Thursday!

I was recently going through some old photos and came across pictures of my nephew heading off to boot camp. It made me think of a great idea to share with Brides who will have guests who have served in the military attend their wedding. While planning your special day, take the time to request a couple of nice bottles of champagne or sparkling wine of your choice to be set aside. Instruct your caterer and/or wedding planner to present the bottle to any guests who arrive in uniform. Include a note tied to the bottle thanking them for their service and for protecting the freedoms we enjoy every day. It is a small gesture that really goes a long way. If you would like to take it a step further, you could schedule a time during your reception to present the bottles personally!


Duke Chapel Ceremony + Bay 7 Wedding- Durham Wedding Planner

Jennifer and Nick were married this June at the stunning Duke Chapel and had a glamorous Bay 7 wedding reception. They are a couple that is a sweet as they gorgeous! We loved working with both of their families.

Jennifer has such great taste and style. Did you see her dress? Gasp! She made such personal items for her wedding!

Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography
Ceremony Venue: Duke University Chapel
Reception Venue: Bay 7
Wedding Coordinator: Tia with Erin McLean Events
Caterer: Rocky Top Catering
Lighting: Get Lit Special Event Lighting
Florist: Tre Bella Florist
Cake Artist: Swank Cakes
Linens Rentals: CE Rentals 
Reception Band: Mark Wells Trio
Transportation: Logic Limo
Videographer: Cyclopedia Creative Media
Hair Stylist: Jackie Moore Salon
Makeup Artist: Mac Makeup
Wedding Gown: Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale
Flower Girl Dresses: Katina Katoo
Bride”s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Letterpress Invitations: William Arthur from Ashleigh”s Fine Papers
Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Carrie

















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Congratulations to you both! Thank  you for allowing us to be a part of your wedding!


October Promotion with the Carolina Inn Weddings

We are so excited to be a part of this promotion with the wonderful Carolina Inn!

Dont’ try to do it all yourself……
The Carolina Inn and Erin McLean Events are excited to offer you the opportunity to receive a complimentary day of coordinator to handle all the little details of your ceremony and reception as well as four hours of event design consultation. Book your wedding with us by October 1, 2012 to take advantage of this great opportunity.
*Wedding reception revenue must be guaranteed at $12,000. Certain rules and restrictions apply. New bookings only.
Call 919-918-2715 to speak with one of our wedding specialists today! Please mention this facebook offer when you call!


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What our brides are saying! Raleigh Wedding Planner

I am so lucky and blesses to get to know such wonderful families! My couples are just fantastic. I am so grateful that you let me into your lives.

Thank you!!!



Renaissance and Duke Chapel Wedding-Raleigh Wedding Planner

I loved working with Jennifer and her mom to plan her Duke Chapel Wedding and Renaissance Wedding Reception!

The two of them were so much fun to work with! Jennifer is classic and elegant and her wedding needed to reflect her style! They let me have fun with the design.

Jennifer and Ben or “Bennifer” as they were dubbed, met at Duke Law School. Both of them light up when the other is around.

Wedding Planning and Design:  Erin McLean Events

Photography: Whitebox

Ceremony:  Duke Chapel

Reception Site:  Renaissance Hotel in North Hills

Videography:  Heart Stone Films

DJ:  Joe Bunn

Cake:  Cinda’s creative cakes

Flowers:  The English Garden

Hair and Make-up:  Makeup for Your Day

Transportation:  Carolina Livery
















Thank you so much for welcoming me into your family and allowing me to plan your wedding! I had a wonderful time getting to know you!